Media: Russia and Japan are preparing a Memorandum of cooperation in two areas

СМИ: Россия и Япония готовят меморандумы о сотрудничестве в двух сферах

Moscow and Tokyo plan to sign during the scheduled 15-16 December visit of Russian President Vladimir Putin to Japan a Memorandum of cooperation at least in two directions — in the field of medicine and healthcare, as well as in the field of communication.

This was reported by the Agency Kyodo, citing sources in the Japanese diplomatic circles.

In particular, according to the Agency, a document will be signed between the heads of the postal services of the two countries. In addition, the planned further discussion on the expansion of cooperation in the field of higher education, science and technology of customs control, as well as youth exchanges.

Will continue to discuss cooperation in the energy sphere, the Agency said. In particular, it is possible that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe may announce the inclusion of gas projects of the Russian company “NOVATEK” in the list of 30 priority for the Japanese side in the framework of bilateral economic cooperation.

On the eve of Russian President Vladimir Putin received the head of Japanese foreign Minister Fumio Kisida. Kishida conveyed to the Russian leader Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe. Putin, in turn, handed the Minister a letter to the head of the Japanese Cabinet. Putin said that Moscow is continuing work on the implementation of proposals to expand economic cooperation of the Russian Federation and Japan, which was made by Abe.

In early September, on the sidelines of the Eastern economic forum in Vladivostok held three-hour talks between Putin and Abe. One outcome of the meeting was the announcement of the timing of Putin’s visit to Japan. This was a significant breakthrough in relations, given that the visit was postponed in 2014. After a meeting in Vladivostok, the leaders held talks on the sidelines of the APEC summit in Peru.